Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Rain in Greenland — at the ice cap summit!

Nuuk, GreenlandBy Pete Bursztyn — For the first time ever, rain has been recorded at the summit of the Greenland ice cap.

The rainfall was extensive and seen on both Aug. 14 and 15.

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Check out EVs at the 'Tread Lightly EV Show' July 31

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Did you know that private vehicles contribute to more than half of Barrie’s greenhouse gas emissions?

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How to defend your trees from LDD caterpillars

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The sound of the lake may be competing with a crunching and munching noise in the trees these days. The culprit… Lymantria dispar dispar or LDD moth for short (AKA Gypsy Moth), the hot topic of discussion over the past month.

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10 climate actions YOU can take Earth Day and every day

2021 04 21 herr spring grass smallWe are weary from dealing with the pandemic, but a bigger crisis looms.

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Let Barrie's “Trashformation” begin

Trashformation Challenge Poster 2021 FinalIt's time to make the Barrie community a little cleaner.

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Think water — and melting 'snirt'

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As warmer temperatures melt the brown piles of snow-dirt (snirt) from our lawns and sidewalks this week, it’s a good time to think about where runoff water goes.

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Responsible investing helps keep Lake Simcoe beautiful

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By Sarah Herr — Life surrounding Lake Simcoe has so much to offer, such as boating, fishing, swimming, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets, but how long will we be able to enjoy the lake and the nature that surrounds us if we don’t start protecting it?

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Gardening for the Good

trilliums smallerBy Sarah Herr — The cold and wild weather this past week makes the thought of Spring especially welcoming.

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Breaking down barriers to climate inaction

2021 01 21 winter2Floods, forest fires, air pollution, and more. Most of us know that the planet is currently facing a climate change crisis. So why aren’t we doing more about it?

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